Knights dump Vikings before packed house by 60-52 score

February 8, 2018

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Jonah Johnson twists into a reverse layup during Thursday’s game against Minneota.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The game of the year so far for the RTR boys was about as perfect as the RTR fan could imag­ine. The seats at the RTR gym were packed with fans from both RTR and Minneota. The fans were asked to be more sociable by crowding together so more people could see the game. The Knights had to come from behind with eight minutes left in the game to pull it out. The score at that time was 48 to 44 for the Vikings.

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M-L-RTR wrestling places 2nd

February 8, 2018

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Marshall-Lakeview-RTR’s K-3 Wrestling Team went 3-1, capturing second place at the Annandale-Maple Lake Team Tournament on Jan. 28. They defeated 42-24, Prior Lake 50-18, and Waconia 46-18. In the championship they lost to LeSueur-Henderson, 21-36. Pictured left to right in front are Easton Strand, Colton Chandler, Levi Kraft, Dominic Riley, Sam Grahn, McCoy Marthaler and Keynon Coequyt; in the middle row are Charlie Moline, Tyler Kraft, Braden Nib¬be, Sam Regnier, Braden Chandler, Ethan Mattison, and Ramset Carr; and in the back row are coaches Jay Strand, Carey Mattison, David Kraft and Brian Marthaler.

Fifth grade Science Fair is February 16 in Ruthton

February 8, 2018

Parents, students, and community members are invited to join us on Friday, Feb. 16 for our Fifth Grade Science Fair. The Science Fair will be held in the Ruthton gym from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Come check out the fascinatingly fun experiments our students did!

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FCCLA STAR Event

February 8, 2018

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Area students took a break from presenting their projects to attend the General Assembly during last week’s event.

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Darrel Denney

February 8, 2018

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Memorial services for Darrel Denney, age 86 of Tyler, are Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Ty­ler. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Danebod Lutheran Cem­etery in Tyler.
He died Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Pipestone County Medical Center in Pip­estone.
Arrangements are with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condo­lences at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Darrel I. Denney was born Aug. 28, 1931 to Ralph and Vivian (Ram­sey) Denney on a farm in Petersburg Township, Jackson County, Minne­sota. He was baptized in the Presbyterian church in Alpha. He grew up on the farm and attended Alpha Public School and Jackson High School, graduating in 1949. On Dec. 17, 1950 Darrel married Beverly Musegades at Trinity Lu­theran Church in Alpha. Their union was blessed with four children and 67 years of life together. He entered the U.S. Army in January 1951 and was honorably discharged in September 1953. Follow­ing his discharge he went to work for Cargill, work­ing in Windom and Breck­enridge, and Hankinson, North Dakota before mov­ing to Lennox, South Dako­ta. There he joined Golden Sun Feeds for 22 years. In 1969 the couple moved to Tyler. In 1986 he became a bus salesman for Olson and Johnson, retiring in 1995.
Darrel was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Tyler where he sang in the choir and served on the church council. He was a member of A.C. Hansen American Legion Post 185 in Tyler. He had served as both Councilman and Mayor of Tyler, as Lake Shore Zon­ing Administrator, on the Tyler School Board, Dane­bod Village Board, ECSU Board at Southwest State University in Marshall and the Southwest Minnesota Regional Development Corporation. He was also a member of the Tyler Ki­wanis Club.
Darrel is lovingly re­membered by his wife Beverly; his children— Terry (Debra) Denney of Ridgecrest, California, Lori (Mike) Stewart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Scott (Rhonda) Denney of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Todd (Nicole) Denney of Forsyth, Illinois; seven grandchildren—Aimee (Trent) Urban, Brice (Kas­sandra) Denney, Michaela Denney (Julian Moore), Larisa Denney, Logan Den­ney, Kieran Denney and Megan (Derek) Johnson; five great-grandchildren— Gavin, Alex and Rylan Urban, Ayleah Moore, and Liam Johnson; step-siblings Burnell (Glennis) Bacon of Tucson, Arizona and Ione Grouwe of Mid­land, Texas; and many oth­er relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Viv­ian Denney, stepmother Ethel Denney, and sister and brother-in-law Ardyth and Marvin Ford.

Beverly Lambert

February 8, 2018

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Beverly Jane Lambert passed away peacefully at her home in The Wood­lands, Texas on Jan. 13.
Beverly was born to Danish parents Soren and Stella Larsen on Dec. 15, 1933 and raised in Tyler. After graduating from high school, Beverly attended the Minneapolis School of Business. After complet­ing her courses, she joined her sister Ann to work in Los Angeles, California as a secretary. Eventually, she moved to Washington D.C., where she met the “love of her life,” Glenn P. Lambert, who was in the Marine Corps. They married and remained happily so for over 62 years.
Beverly and Glynn raised three sons and traveled the wide world in the military for the next 18 years, be­fore retiring in Austin, Tex­as. While in Austin, they opened a small chain of convenience stores named Dandy’s, where she be­came the food manager for the deli. After selling the stores, Beverly and Glynn wanted to be closer to their children and grandchil­dren so they retired and moved to Windsor Lakes in The Woodlands, Texas, where they had lived for the last 13 years.
Beverly deeply loved her husband, three sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. She also loved bowling. She loved her dogs and she loved traveling and cruises, es­pecially to Asia.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents So­ren and Stella Larsen, her sister Ann Weinact, and her three brothers— Reed, Robert and Darrell.
She is survived by her husband Glynn; her chil­dren Rick Lambert, Jeff and Christi Lambert, and Garner and Debbie Lam­bert; her grandchildren Wesley and Jacqueline Ad­ams, Marissa Lambert and Nicolette Lambert; as well as her sister-in-law and husband Shirley and L.B. Cowan, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was loved by all and will be missed very much.

Nancy Christensen

February 8, 2018

Nancy Christensen, age 82 of Tyler, formerly of Lake Benton, died Feb. 4 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements currently pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft- Johansen Chapels. www. hartquistfuneral.com.

RTR advances in one-act play competition in Pipestone

February 1, 2018

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Max Schardin, Emily Kern(above) and Alex Duus (below) rehearsing for the RTR High School one act play, “All Out.” The RTR play advanced to Section competition with a second place finish on Saturday in Pipestone.

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By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR Drama Department competed Saturday in the subsection one-act play competition in Pipestone with their performance of “All Out.” The RTR team placed second, with Pipestone Area taking first place. Both teams will advance to section competition on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls.
The RTR students will perform at approximately 3 p.m. All performances on Saturday are open to the public. Only the first place team will advance to the state competition the following week.

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Ruthton graduate recalls his years on the prairie in “Ruthton Recollections”

February 1, 2018

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Ruthton native James W. Park of San Diego, California.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The town of Ruthton has been getting a bit of a shout-out recently with the release of a new hardcover book, “Ruthton Recollections” by native son James W. Park. The book is a collection of remembrances of Park’s youth in Ruthton.
“My dad was a rural mail carrier out of Ruthton for 40 years and retired in 1963,” Polk said. “I graduated from Ruthton Public School in 1954 and went on to the University of Minnesota.”

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Tribute honored twice at MNA banquet

February 1, 2018

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Tyler Tribute Graphic Designer/Ad Manager Amber Casperson is pictured with the plaque received for Advertising Excellence.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Buffalo Ridge Newspapers collected two awards at the 151st annual Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) convention held last week, Jan. 25-26. Awards were handed out to award winners from across the state at the Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet held on Thursday evening at the Hilton DoubleTree Grand in Bloomington.
The Tyler Tribute received a first place award in the category of Advertising Excellence. Amber Casperson of Marshall works at the Tribute office and heads the advertising department, including creating the ad designs that led to the award. This is the second consecutive year receiving an award in this category.

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The Tribute placed first in its subscription class for the 2017 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. Pictured are Tyler Tribute Editor Mark Wilmes (left) and Publisher Chuck Hunt at Thursday’s Minnesota Newspaper Association Awards Banquet in Bloomington.